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How Latin became the language of the world.--The Latin of the common people.--The poetry of the common people of Rome: I. Their metrical epitaphs. II. Their dedicatory and ephemeral verses.--The origin of the realistic romance among the Romans.--Diocletian's edict and the high cost of living.--Private benefactions and their effect on the municipal life of the Romans.--Some reflections on corporations and trade-guilds.--A Roman politician, Gaius Scribonius Curio.--Gaius Matius, a friend of Caesar